Mr. Ramos-Vega joined the Federal Public Defender’s Office in July of 2005. He was originally hired as Research and Writing Specialist but soon thereafter was promoted to Assistant Federal Public Defender. In August of 2010, Mr. Ramos-Vega was appointed Third Level Supervisor and Chief of the appeals division. Since August of 2014, Mr. Ramos-Vega has been the First Assistant to the Chief Defender.
Prior to joining the office of the Federal Public Defender, Mr. Ramos-Vega served, from 2002 until 2005, as law clerk to the Honorable Justo Arenas, Chief United States Magistrate Judge (Ret.) for the District of Puerto Rico.
In May of 2002, Mr. Ramos-Vega graduated magna cum laude from the Western Michigan University Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan where he served as editor of the Thomas M. Cooley Law Review and worked as an intern for the Innocence Project. In June of 1999, Mr. Ramos-Vega completed a bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, in Humanities with a concentration in Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras campus.
Mr. Ramos-Vega has published several scholarly articles and has served as a resource and lecturer in many Continuing Legal Education programs. From 2008 until 2014, Mr. Ramos-Vega was a member of the editorial board of The Federal Lawyer, the national monthly publication of the Federal Bar Association (FBA). Mr. Ramos-Vega has also served on the executive boards of both the Puerto Rico Chapter of the FBA, and the Puerto Rico Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (PRACDL). He is a Life Fellow of the Foundation of the FBA. In 2016, Mr. Ramos-Vega joined the faculty of the Inter American University of Puerto Rico School of Law as adjunct professor teaching criminal law.
Mr. Ramos-Vega is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico.